Green Day : Oh Love
Oh Billie. The questionable things you attempt, with that nasal voice of yours. The opening lines of this song are a travesty of hair rock proportions: “Oh love, oh love, won’t you rain on me tonight / Oh life, oh life, please don’t pass me by.” Billie sings starkly and earnestly against not enough guitars, until the chunky swing of the chorus kicks in and Oh Love becomes earnest on a much grander scale. Not their best effort, I’m gonna say, but not awful. A grower, maybe, and you have plenty of time to let it gestate – the new Green Day album isn’t due out until September.